4th gen tranny swap

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Blakwolf9666

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Ok i have a 1990 Accord LX. what im trying to find out is what exactly would i need to do a auto to standard tranny swap other then the obvious things and if there is a write up on it (all im finding is h22 swaps). do you need specific trannys like is there an lx or ex tranny and i know i cant get the vtech due to the non vtech block. any help would be awsome
 

BrutalB83

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That article looks like a decent walk-through. I don't understand where you're getting the idea that VTEC has anything to do with the transmission or that a gearbox from a car with VTEC wouldn't work on your non-VTEC engine...
 

Blakwolf9666

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ok what about the ecu what kind of ecu would i need to get just one out of a standerd vehicle or what ecu number would i get if i wanted to get a chiped ecu from like hondata or something?
 

Blakwolf9666

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are the f22 ecu's even chipable or would i have to get another ecu and if so witch one would be good??
 

BrutalB83

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If you just want the car to run then get a manual transmission F22 ECU and you should be fine. The Accord ECUs aren't the best for tuning though. If you want to chip it then I'd recommend something like a P28 (92-95 Civic EX ECU)...
 

Blakwolf9666

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yeah cause i might boost it later on just trying to switch every thing over right now but thanks man
 

Blakwolf9666

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would it matter if the ecu is for vtec or no because ive been looking for a p28 but all i find are for vtec and i dont have a vtec
 

BrutalB83

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would it matter if the ecu is for vtec or no because ive been looking for a p28 but all i find are for vtec and i dont have a vtec

Well if you're going to use the Civic ECU now then you'd need to get it chipped now. Otherwise, just get the manual Accord ECU...
 

Blakwolf9666

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ok well im still wondering though even if i just get the manual ecu for the f22 does it matter if its a lx or ex and does it matter if its for vtec or not
 

Blakwolf9666

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and i have another question but about the tranny mount ive been reading around and ive read different things like for one is all i have to do is change the tranny mount out for the manual one and others say i need to change the mount and the bracket(if i have to change the bracket do they mean the one welded to the car?], then i read the front dogbone mount needs to be changed as well (not sure why its bolted to the block not the tranny) and the rear as well though i dont think that one is a MUST its just harder to run the shifter cables suposedly... any input anyone?
 
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